Welcome to my Weekend Reading roundup friends. At the time of this post, I just got home after watching my Sens lose 7-2 to McDavid’s Oilers. It was one of the worst efforts I’ve seen from the Senators this year. I wonder what changes for this team are coming with the NHL trade deadline looming – I suspect there are a few. At least the beer at the game was cold…
Earlier this week I shared some resolutions for dividend investors like me and I listed some new ETFs (from TD Bank) and SmartFolios (from BMO) for your portfolio.
Enjoy these articles from the week that was and see you here again next week.
Here are four mortgage trends to watch in 2016 from my friend and mortgage pro Rob McLister.
Ben Carlson wrote about the incredible growing dividend. He wrote: “For those investors who still have plenty of time to save and invest, this analysis gives you a sense of the potential compound interest you can earn from a continuous reinvestment of dividends over time. Those cash flows can start to snowball eventually and take on a life of their own.” I couldn’t agree more and I’ve structured my portfolio for largely the same purpose, to get my snowball rolling.
Amid some layoffs in 2015, here’s what Bloomberg calculated for big bank bonuses: about $12.5 billion.
Andrew Hallam said U.S. brokerages are slamming the door on U.S. expats. #Ouch.
Dividend Growth Investor wrote about the importance of multiple income streams. I agree with him, because employer income can and will end at some point, possibly when you don’t want it to.
Tawcan highlighted using Google Spreadsheets for ETF investing.
In terms of recent dividend hikes and slashes….
Pfizer (PFE) increased their dividend by 7.14%.
Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners (BEP.UN) increased their dividend by 7% and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners bumped their dividend to $0.57 this week.
ConocoPhillips slashed their dividend from $0.74 to $0.25 going forward.
Roadmap2Retire shared his outlook for February, and is looking for his “big fat pitch” to buy stocks.
Michael James on Money has a sensible take on insurance, meaning, he self-insures where he can.
Boomer & Echo hope your portfolio is diversified versus diworsified.
Modest Money has a new stock directory out.